The Bucket List Book – Cape Town edition

One of my top reasons for loving Cape Town is the abundance of things to do as a family.

There is always something new or fun to do and we have an incredibly long bucket list each year of all the things we want to try or do with Hamish. As you can imagine, doing these activities can become quite costly when you add in entry fees, lunches and petrol to travel to the destination.
But what if there was a way to save on some expenses and enjoy more?

The Bucket list book

Well, now you can with The Bucket list book.
The Bucket list book is a beautifully designed A5 hardcover fun, interactive guide book and journal for kids to record and rate their adventures, add photos, get creative by drawing, learn the snippets of information and enjoy pages of activities.
With bright fun maps and updated details of the businesses, the book highlights some fun places to visit and allows your child to build up a keepsake album to look back at over a year.
Your child can also create their own top 10 places to visit bucket list and start to tick off the best ice cream places to try.
Best of all the last pages of The bucket list book includes over 40 vouchers to save you money whilst visiting this bucket list of family-friendly places in and around Cape Town.
The Bucket list book retails at R650 each. Inside You will discover more than R1800 worth of FREE activities and over R12 000 worth of discounted activities.
All vouchers last until November 2022, giving you more than enough time to enjoy and redeem these fun experiences.
This year give the gift of experience and memories to your children. Let’s keep our children exploring.

Our experience

Hamish loved filling in the pages of his book prior to our first adventure.
We made his Top 10 list and then sat together to read the facts about Cape Town and choose somewhere to go….he chose the Blue train park and ice cream.
The book was known at the venues and we had no problem redeeming the tickets. However, it is wise to first show your book and card inside the book and explain that you will be using a voucher.
We noticed there were restrictions with the ice creams we were ordering and thus it’s good to know beforehand what your vouchers entail so that you can use them correctly.
Also recommended is to do your homework and Google the business you want to visit first as I noticed the bike park only take online bookings, which I would not have known if I hadn’t google to try to see if their track was suitable for Hamish to ride on.
Some businesses may have food restrictions, rules to obey or not be open on a Sunday, etc, so it is always good to know the information you need before venturing out.
It’s always a good idea to plan your visits before heading out and I like to see the local business around where we are heading as well. This way I can plan my day and ensure our adventure goes off smoothly.

My thoughts on the book

I am really impressed with the book and as a family that ventures out each weekend, I am sure we will use all the vouchers and save enough to enjoy some extras along our adventure.
I mostly love that it becomes a keepsake album recording our experiences with Hamish.
I also love that the book has added a few kindness vouchers along the way. Things like smile at someone, hold the door open, and give a hug. This really spoke to my mom heart.
Yesterday we saved just over R100 using 2 vouchers and with January being such a long and costly month, the free vouchers allow us to still enjoy family outings. Playdates and homeschool days out on a limited budget.

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